Thomas S. Hening

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Thomas S. Hening
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Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 12, 1916 January 9, 1924
Preceded by John B. Watkins
Succeeded by John H. Johnson
Personal details
BornThomas Scott Hening
(1871-07-26)July 26, 1871
Powhatan County, Virginia, U.S.
Died April 29, 1934(1934-04-29) (aged 62)
Powhatan, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Linda Marion May
Alma mater Medical College of Virginia

Thomas Scott Hening (July 26, 1871 – April 29, 1934) was an American medical doctor and Democratic politician who served as a member of the Virginia Senate. There he represented the state's 16th district from 1916 to 1924. [1] [2]

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